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Synonyms for smother
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smother(noun)

    a confused multitude of things

    Synonyms:
    hole, jam, fuddle, jumbal, clutter, mare's nest, muddle, mess, patchwork, hodgepodge, pickle, fix, jumble, kettle of fish, welter

  2. smother(verb)

    a stifling cloud of smoke

    Synonyms:
    fuddle, jumble, clutter, mare's nest, welter, muddle

  3. smother, surround(verb)

    envelop completely

    "smother the meat in gravy"

    Synonyms:
    fence, muffle, surround, palisade, stifle, asphyxiate, skirt, circumvent, wall, repress, border, put out, fence in, besiege, suffocate, ring, strangle, beleaguer, hem in, environ

  4. smother, asphyxiate, suffocate(verb)

    deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing

    "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"

    Synonyms:
    choke, stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate, put out, strangle, repress, surround, muffle, gag

  5. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress(verb)

    conceal or hide

    "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

    Synonyms:
    keep down, cramp, muffle, surround, quash, halter, suppress, asphyxiate, subjugate, gag, mute, strangulate, throttle, reduce, hamper, repress, put out, damp, suffocate, dull, choke, stifle, dampen, tone down, strangle, subdue

  6. smother(verb)

    form an impenetrable cover over

    "the butter cream smothered the cake"

    Synonyms:
    stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate, put out, strangle, repress, surround, muffle

  7. smother, put out(verb)

    deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion

    "smother fires"

    Synonyms:
    discommode, muffle, surround, anesthetise, asphyxiate, anaesthetize, issue, inconvenience, anesthetize, hold out, retire, exsert, put under, repress, release, stretch out, put out, bother, extend, incommode, disoblige, suffocate, publish, stifle, trouble, douse, bring out, stretch forth, strangle, anaesthetise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. smother

    Synonyms:
    cool, extinguish, put out, stifle, subdue

    Antonyms:
    blaze, brand, burn, cauterize, char, consume, cremate, flame, flash, ignite, incinerate, kindle, scorch, set fire to, set on fire, singe

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. smother

    Synonyms:
    suffocate, stifle, repress, gag, conceal, suppress, choke, strangle, allay, swallow

    Antonyms:
    fan, ventilate, foster, cherish, nurture, publish, promulgate, divulge, spread, excite, vent

Editors Contribution

  1. choke (verb)

    obstruct one’s throat

    she choked on a tiny fish bone

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  
  2. choke back (verb)

    fail to control one’s emotions

    they choked back tears (feelings; anger; disappointment, etc.)

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. smother(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stifle, suffocate, choke

  2. smother(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    suppress, repress, conceal, keep back, keep down

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. smother(v)

    Synonyms:
    suffocate, stifle, extinguish, repress, suppress, smolder

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    stifle, suffocate, choke, nip, strangle, muffle

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How to use smother in a sentence?

  1. The Omani shed:

    When you want something desperately, you smother the chance for it to come to you. Relax; focus on life as it is in the here and now, then all will come to you before you know it!

  2. Ted Cruz:

    My approach, much to the frustration of media, is to bear hug both of them and smother them with love, i believe that gravity will bring both of those candidates down. I think the lion share of their supporters will come to us.

  3. Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia:

    Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.

  4. Leonard Hand:

    Heretics have been hated from the beginning of recorded time; they have been ostracized, exiled, tortured, maimed and butchered; but it has generally proved impossible to smother them; and when it has not, the society that has succeeded has always declined.

  5. Joshua Crosier:

    crime is like a fire you must smother it before it gets out of hand


Translations for smother

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • asfixiarCatalan, Valencian
  • ersticken, dämpfen, unterdrückenGerman
  • πνίγομαι, καταπνίγω, πνίγωGreek
  • reprimir, apagar, sofocarSpanish
  • tukahtua, tukehtua, tukehduttaa, tukahduttaa, kyteäFinnish
  • étoufferFrench
  • megfojtHungarian
  • ridurre, spegnere, rallentare, soffocare, colmare, reprimere, ricoprire, nascondere, estinguere, affogare, asfissiareItalian
  • tāmi, tātāmi, tāmouMāori
  • stikken, temperen, uitdovenDutch
  • przydusić, dusić, udusić, zdusićPolish
  • задушить, тушить, задохнуться, тлеть, задыхаться, душить, потушитьRussian
  • kvävas, dämpa, kvävaSwedish

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